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Rupert Harold Imlay Norton was born on 13 June 1895 in New South Wales to Laura Marion and Herbert Henry Norton. He attended Remuera School and Auckland Grammar School. He was at Gallipoli and the Battle of the Somme before he was killed in action on 9th May 1918 at age 22. Click Here to Read More
Samuel Tanner of Bell Road Remuera was the third engineer on the cargo transport City of Perth when it was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1917. Click Here to Read More
Leo Cullen lived at 250 Remuera Road with his parents. His father John Cullen was an Inspector of Police. After leaving college, Leo worked at John Burns and Co, as an ironmonger until his enlistment on 14 April 1915. He was killed at the Battle of the Somme on the 13th of September 1916. Click Here to Read More
Albert Melancthon Cranwell was the only son of Thomas Cranwell (1843? - 1907) and Jessie Cranwell (1864 – 1952) of 28 and then 56, Orakei Road, Remuera. Albert was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 25 September 1916, aged 28. Click Here to Read More
When Walter enlisted, aged 37, on 2 February 1917, he provided his sister’s name and address as next of kin; she was Miss L. M. Craig, ‘Dunholm’, Station Road (now Patey Street), Remuera, Auckland. Walter Riddell Craig (52385) was killed in action on 9 May 1918. Click Here to Read More
Edward Arthur Craig had a successful and promising career at New Zealand Insurance when he enlisted in 1917 at the age of 34. He was killed on Passchendaele Ridge in the 3rd Battle of Ypres on 5th October 1917. Click Here to Read More
Douglas Leopold Wright Collis of New Plymouth was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 15th September 1916. His name is commemorated on the Roll of Honour at College Rifles in Remuera but it is not known when or why he was in Remuera. Click Here to Read More
Eric Clerk Eric served with the Samoan Advanced Party from September 1914 to April 1915; at Gallipoli where he was wounded by a gunshot wound, and at the Battle of the Somme where he was killed on 21 July 1916. His father Duncan, an Auckland stockbroker, enlisted in the Army as a Driver in the Army Service Corps, in August 1916, at the age of 43, maybe as a result of his son’s death in July 1916. Click Here to Read More
Maxwell Christie attended Auckland Grammar School from 1911 and on leaving school he became an apprenticed plumber working with J. B. King in Auckland. The day after his 20th birthday on 2 February 1917, he volunteered for the Army. He was killed in the trenches near Somme by a shell on 27 March 1918. Click Here to Read More
Harry Chitty was a bootmaker, married with 3 children at 162 Remuera Road, when he enlisted in the Auckland Infantry Battalion in 1915. After surviving 3 incidents of being wounded, he was killed in action on 30 September 1918 aged 32. He had 3 brothers who also served in World War 1. Click Here to Read More